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Feb 4, 2016

Luxembourg stakes out legal framework for asteroid mining

Luxembourg has positioned itself to pioneer the potentially lucrative business of mining asteroids in space for precious metals such as gold, platinum and tungsten. The government on Wednesday announced steps to create a legal framework for exploiting resources beyond Earth’s atmosphere, and said it ...

Mystery meat: Was woolly mammoth really on the menu?

Feb 4, 2016

Mystery meat: Was woolly mammoth really on the menu?

When members of the Explorers Club gathered for their lavish annual dinner in New York City in 1951, one account said they feasted on meat from a prehistoric woolly mammoth that had been preserved in a glacier. The banquet menu, meanwhile, said the long-extinct ...

Houthi shells rain down on Taiz museum

Feb 4, 2016

Houthi shells rain down on Taiz museum

Shelling by Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels in the heavily contested western city of Taiz struck a museum housing rare manuscripts and the possessions of a deceased ruler, activists said Wednesday. Activist Reham al-Badr, who inspected the National Museum in Taiz, told The Associated Press ...

Feb 4, 2016

Pentagon admits hundreds more boots on ground in Iraq than reported

Hundreds more American troops are serving in Iraq than the Pentagon has previously stated, an official said Wednesday in an acknowledgment underscoring the sensitivity of U.S. deployments to the war-torn nation. Officially, the Pentagon has long said about 3,500 American troops are stationed in ...